Hartsel Mae (McCune) Hackney

February 28, 1940May 7, 2021

HARTSEL MAE (MCCUNE) HACKNEY, 81, of Campbells Creek, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, May 7. She was born on February 28, 1940, to James Edmond and Elvie Elizabeth (Hayes) McCune. As one of 12 children, she loved having family around her, and enjoyed helping her siblings with her nieces and nephews, while dreaming of having a family of her own. In 1962, she married ‘the most handsome man she had ever seen’, John Thomas Hackney, and over the next few years her dreams were realized, as she gave life to four children. She was also blessed with four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with another great-grandbaby on the way whom she would have loved to hold. Hartsel enjoyed nothing more than having a crowded house during holidays. She loved cooking, gardening, working jigsaw puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, and playing card games with the family. As a woman of faith, she lived for God and family; she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose presence will be forever missed by many. She is received into eternity by those who have preceded her in death: husband, Thomas Hackney; parents, James and Elvie McCune; brothers, Roy McCune, Junior McCune, and Perry ‘Tom’ McCune; sisters, Kathryn Balser, Freda Phipps, Tressie Barnett, and Madeline Sizemore. She is survived by: children, Kathy Hackney, Tommy (Jenine) Hackney, Mary Beth (Adam) Arthur, and Carla (Jimmy) Campbell; grandchildren, Terry ‘T’ Campbell, Hilary (Mike) Summerhill, Kevin (Kaley) Campbell, and Zac Campbell; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Claire Summerhill, and baby Campbell due in December; brothers, Johnny (Alice) McCune, Graydon (Wanda) McCune; sisters, Helen Elswick and Charity Tuell; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Pastor Donald Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at Garten Cemetery, Blount. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is mandated by the Governor and the CDC that proper facial coverings be worn and that social distancing be observed. Temperatures will be taken upon entry to the funeral home.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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Lee Toler

May 16, 2021

She was always a joy to be around.

Stephen and Teresa Holtsclaw

May 11, 2021

We're so sorry for your loss.

Deirdre Bradley

May 10, 2021

Thank you for sharing your Mom with us. To know her was to know love.

Thank you for the times we were able to play board games with you. I will remember your smile, a twinkle in your eyes, and how you really cared for people.

You’ve earned your wings, now rest up.

You have left a smile on our hearts.

Deirdre XO and Justin XO

Terry Wheeler

May 10, 2021

Sharon and I were saddened to hear of Hartsel's passing. We have fond memories of visiting with her and having her visit our home in Florida. She was a kind, gentle, and warm person with a humble spirit who loved her family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her children and grandchildren during this difficult time. She was such a special lady.

vickiepeck Peck

May 9, 2021

I'll miss her very much because she was a kind and sweet person. My prayers are with the family.

Martha Hudson

May 9, 2021

All my love to her as she passes threw heavens gates ,she was a very nice lady , we had a lot of laughs when I was growing up . Heaven gained a wonderful angel indeed all my prayers got the family …R.I.P my dear friend…

Nikki Elswick

May 9, 2021

You will be sadly missed. I will always cherish the memories we shared. Give daddy a hug and kiss for me as you two set up in heaven watching over us. We love you!

Johnny and Wendy Tuell

May 9, 2021

You are always in our hearts🧡 Thank you for always being a solid leader in our lives. Rest easy in the arms of Jesus sweet Aunt Hartsel.